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Lucasfilm Congratulates Marvel Studios On Their Record Opening Weekend

It’s become something of a tradition for whichever studio previously held the biggest opening weekend title to congratulate the new champion, and Lucasfilm is kind of old hat at this. Now you can see how Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of Lucasfilm congratulates Marvel Studios on their massive record-breaking box office this past weekend with Avengers: Infinity War, which took the domestic opening record from 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Avengers: Infinity War took in a staggering global opening weekend of $640.9 million, with $258.2 million coming from domestic theaters and $382.7 million from internationally territories (since starting its rollout on Wednesday). The previous worldwide opening record holder was The Fate of the Furious with $541.9 million, while the previous domestic opening record was held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ ($248 million). The Fate of the Furious still holds the international opening record with $443 million, but that did include $185 million from China. Avengers: Infinity War is opening in China on May 11.

Receiving an A CinemaScore from audiences, the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prints By Gabz

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a movie that brought together generations of characters as well as generations of film fanatics. As one of the most long-standing, classic film franchises, Star Wars has always been about the relationships that its iconic characters share, and The Force Awakens introduced a brand new generation of fascinating characters and relationships, all battling it out for the fate of the galaxy.

With that in mind, Bottleneck Gallery teamed up with Acme Archives and Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz) to tackle a companion piece to his phenomenal print for the original Star Wars trilogy that we released last year.

Both the timed and variant editions of the print will go on sale today (4/6) @ 12PM ET. The timed edition will run through Sunday, April 9th @ 11:59pm est. and the gallery will announce the final edition size on Monday via social media.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Gabz
Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
$50
Edition size will be determined by the number of prints sold 
Ships in 6 – 8 weeks

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Variant by Gabz
Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 250
$60
Ships in 6 – 8 weeks

Both the timed and variant editions will be available today at 12pm eastern on our homepage, Bottleneck Gallery.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arriving On Digital HD April 1, 2016. Bring It Home On Blu-ray Combo Pack And DVD On April 5, 2016

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.

Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes.  Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

Bonus features include:

–  Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.

– The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.

– Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.

– Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.

– Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.

– John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.

– ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.

– Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.

– Plus Deleted Scenes

Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven Star Wars films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by newcomer Daisy Ridley, who beat out fierce competition to take the principal role of Rey; BAFTA Rising Star Award winner John Boyega (Attack the Block, Imperial Dreams) as reluctant stormtrooper Finn; Emmy® nominee Adam Driver (Lincoln, Girls) as the villainous Kylo Ren, and Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Bourne Legacy) as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Lucasfilm president and eight-time Academy Award® nominee Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, along with his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, are the film’s producers.

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AMC IMAX Star Wars: The Force Awakens Commemorative Poster Giveaways

AMC Theatres has felt an awakening in the Force. Every Sunday from December 20 to January 10, get an exclusive AMC IMAX Star Wars print by Dan Mumford when you see the movie in IMAX 3D! A new poster will be given away each week, so make sure to collect them all!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prints By Kaz Oomori Available Through Disney Movie Rewards

Sign in or join Disney Movie Rewards and link to your Fandango VIP account to get a free 11″ x 17″poster. You can complete the poster set for $19.77. More information HERE.

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Records Fall As Star Wars: The Force Awakens Posts $238M Domestic, $517M Global Debut

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The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has set a new all-time domestic debut record with an estimated $238M. With a five-day international debut of $279M, the film has taken in $517M globally.

“Our sole focus has been creating a film that delivers that one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience, and director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm team have outdone themselves,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “To all of the fans around the world who not only came out in Force to make this such an exciting and astronomical debut but who treated this film as their own and helped preserve the experience for their fellow fans by not spoiling it – thank you, we do.”

En route to this galactic launch, the film has smashed several all-time domestic box office records, including:

– Biggest Thursday preview gross with $57M.
– Biggest Friday and biggest single-day gross with $120.5M.
– First film ever to post a single day over $100M.
– Fastest film to $100M and $200M.
– Biggest December debut (nearly 3 times previous record of $84.6M).
– Biggest IMAX Thursday night preview ($5.7M), single-day ($14M, Friday), and weekend ($30.1M).
– Highest theater average for a wide release ($57,568).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted day-and-date internationally in nearly every market (except Greece and India, which open Dec. 24, and China, which opens Jan. 9) and set records in many. Highlights:

– Biggest opening weekend of all time in UK (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand. Second biggest opening weekend in France, Belgium, Israel, Chile.
– Biggest IMAX global debut of $48M.

The Force is strong with critics and audiences, whose enthusiastic reactions have powered a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score and an excellent A CinemaScore, with an A+ among women and younger audiences, for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 4GB USB Flash Drive

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Trust BB-8 to keep all your inside information for the cause in his handy USB Flash Drive with sculptured casing inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With 4GB of digital storage, it’s sure to help keep the rebellion rolling.

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Features:

– 4GB USB Flash Drive
– Sculptured casing
– Twist BB-8’s ”head” to extend and retract USB connector
– Inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens

You can purchase the BB-8 4GB USB Flash Drive for $24.95 at the Disney Store.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Posters Debut

Character posters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens were released today! Featuring Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley’s Rey, John Boyega’s Finn, and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren.

Opening in theaters on December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, the highly-anticipated movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be followed on December 16, 2016 by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017, and the Han Solo anthology movie on May 25, 2018. No release dates have been announced for Star Wars: Episode IX or for the third anthology movie. It was recently confirmed, however, that Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow will be helming the third Saga chapter.

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Jimmy Kimmel Announces Star Wars: The Force Awakens Show Will Air On November 23, 2015

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Jimmy Kimmel announced last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live that on November 23rd there will be a special “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” show – with director JJ Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega, all will be there – in full force. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35|10:35pm CT on ABC.

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The First AMC Exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster Revealed

AMC Theatres has released their first exclusive poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As part of their “Star Wars Sundays” promotion, each Sunday, from December 20 to January 10, guests who purchase a ticket to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D will receive an AMC-exclusive Star Wars print from artist Dan Mumford with a new poster set to be revealed every week. Check out the first one below!

Opening in theaters on December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, the highly-anticipated movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be followed on December 16, 2016 by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017, and the Han Solo anthology movie on May 25, 2018. No release dates have been announced for Star Wars: Episode IX or for the third anthology movie. It was recently confirmed, however, that Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow will be helming the third Saga chapter.

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